Engine Cut Off Switch Requirements
A new federal law requiring the use of Engine Cut Off Switches for some boats built in January 2020 or later goes into effect April 1, 2021. It applies to some boats less than 26 feet operating at plane or above displacement speed. Some boats are excluded.
Read the attached article for all of the details and check to see if your boat requires an Engine Cut Off Switch. Also, check out the US Coast Guard website in the article's link for more information.
Please make sure to read the entire BoatUS article and the US Coast Guard FAQs in the Bulletin Link. It’s the safest way to ensure compliance and avoid a citation. Bottom line - if you have an Engine Cut-Off Switch on your boat, use it!